Monday 9th November 1914

It was a fine day. Willie, Grace & I drove over to Pakiri in the morning, we had dinner at Johny Salts and in the afternoon we went to Mrs Pratts funeral, there was a large gathering of people. Revd Macdonald officiated at the grave. We returned to Salts for tea and drove home in the evening.

 

Sunday 8th November 1914

It was a fine day. I walked over to the Claim in the morning to attend the Anglican service, Revd Macdonald officiated, afterwards I went to Jims for dinner and walked home in the afternoon in time for tea, I found Mr & Mrs Glass there, they had been spending the day. Mr Macdonald held service in the hall in the evening, we attended a fair congregation, Collection 10/-.   I heard to day that Mrs Pratt had died last night.

 

Saturday 7th November 1914

It was a fine day. Willie went fishing to the Goat Island with the two young parsons & Mr Glass but there was too much wind and they caught no fish.

I went down to the wharf at 12.30 to see the “Kawau” off,  Mr Murry left by her, he has sold his farm to a Mr Buckland and is leaving the district for good, I shall miss him very much as we were very good friends.

Friday 6th November 1914

It was a fine day. Willie was sowing Mangels in the farm orchard.

The Bible Class picnic was held to day, all of us went and enjoyed ourselves very much. There were two Methodist parsons present namely Spicer & Warren and they made it very lively.

 

Thursday 5th November 1914

It was a fine day. After breakfast Willie took his eggs down to the wharf and hauled up several bundles of fruit case lids. I also went down to the wharf.

I also went down to the village in the evening for the mail & attended Library.

 

Wednesday 4th November 1914

It was a fine day. Willie was sowing Mangolds in drills in the farm orchard all day.

In the morning I was digging round some young apple trees in this orchard. In the afternoon I went down to the village to post a letter, carried up a bag of sand.

Tuesday 3rd November 1914

It was a fine day. Willie was sowing Mangolds in the farm orchard all day.

In the morning I was digging round some apple trees in the this orachard, in the afternoon I was working in the flower garden. In the evening I went down to the village, Mr E. C. Purdie the liberal candidate for Marsden addressed the electors in this Hall. There was a very fair attendance, I was appointed chairman, Mr Purdies whole address was in condemnation of the Massey administration.

 

Monday 2nd November 1914

There were a few showers of rain last night which freshened things up. In the morning I went down to the village to communicate with the Returning Officer at Warkworth.   After I came home I got firewood. In the afternoon Willie & I went down to the wharf to shift his fruit cases off the wharf, those that were already there and what were landed to day.

Carried up 2 bags of sand to day.

Sunday 1st November 1914

It was a very fine day. Willie & Grace drove over to Ti Point to spend the day with Harold & Flo – returning in the evening.

In the morning I went to Willie Dunnings to have a look at his orchard, staid dinner afterwards went with him to the methodist service at the hall conducted by a young student named Warren, he gave us a splendid serman.